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Broken leg - poor duck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlueMoon, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excuse the typing - y othe arm is holding a duck with a presumably broken leg.

    I'm going to try to set it with wrap - any suggestions?

    Give her aspirin? I also have batril on hand ad a fw others.

    Should her mate be kept with her in isolation (if we can catch hi m?)
     
  2. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep her by herself and quiet. On the plus side if you can keep it wrapped nd her quiet birds heal quickly. Never had an adult with a broken leg. Did have a gosling this spring. I had to vet wrap it to it's body, it had nitted wihin a week. I kept it on for another week just to be on the safe side. The goose is totally fine now. I did take it to the vet,they said they couldn't help me because the break was to high on the leg. That and she was to small. Maybe a vet could help your duck? Best of luck.
     
  3. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks - I've used the vet wrap and she's in the garage (infirmary/nursery) in a dog crate. Her mate is hanging out with the other ducks - very sweet though, he's guarded her until I took her away.

    I gave her a bath too - I thought it might help her rehydrate as well as take stress off the bad leg - she seemed to love it.

    Now - I 'm rather new to ducks and they've been eating whatever they find outside as well as the chickens food. What would be a good diet for recovery?
     
  4. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure I set it correctly - any thoughts on how figure out where is the break or dislocation?
     

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